ALBUM REVIEW: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

The Extreme/Grindcore/Death Metal act, Cattle Decapitation has been pleasantly surprising modern metal listeners for nearly a decade. Since their record, The Harvest Floor (Metal Blade Records) in 2009, this quintet from San Diego has been pushing barriers in several different metal genres. Their relentless resilience and unabashed creativity throughout the years has been unexpected and still surprises fans today. The band is getting ready to release their eighth studio album, Death Atlas (Metal Blade Records) and the genius that is Cattle Decap is once again pushing the norm.  Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Color Blew – “The Man”

Alternative Rock band The Color Blew just released their new album Light Switch, last week, November 1st. The Johannesburg-based quartet just dropped a new video for their single ‘The Man’ and Ghost Cult is gonna bring it to ya! Frustrated with a system that has let everyone done, ‘The Man’ is as political and topical as you can get for 2019, reflecting the angst many feel. The video was shot by renowned videographer and director Dizzy Khaki during the band’s performance at Speedofest. Check it out! Continue reading

Killing Joke – RDF Live at KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton

A single support in RDF (Radical Dance Faction) are in store for the hundred or so that are here with me by the time they come on stage, the numbers a touch disappointing for a gig that is sold out for the full tour. Against their name, their music is actually more eclectic Dub, making little sense at first in terms of who they are supporting, though this notion changes as they get further into their set, with a bit more of their stated Punk side coming out to play. While not awful, the audience around me doesn’t seem particularly engaged, with plenty of chatting going on, though there is some polite applause at the end of each track, while a few people do seem to genuinely enjoy some tracks. They occasionally bring on another vocalist to help out, though not to any particularly great effect. In all, a fairly forgettable support act, which is a shame given they have existed for over three decades at this point, as they just don’t feel right for the act they are supporting. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 35 – Phil Rind of Sacred Reich Talks New Album and Keeping the Faith

Thrash metal legends Sacred Reich are releasing their comeback album, Awakening, their first in 23 years, on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Ghost Cult’s Keefy had the honor of chatting with frontman Phil Rind about making the new album, getting new (guitarist Joey Radzwill) and old members (Dave McClain – ex-Machine Head) back in the band, touring, working with producer Arthur Rizk, some thrash history, the outlook for President Trump, and much more! Continue reading

Zebrahead Shares New Video for “When Both Sides Suck, We’re All Winners”

Zebrahead has shared a new music video for their song ‘When Both Sides Suck, We’re All Winners’ from their recent album Brain Invaders (Mfzb Records). The track is a blast of fun and political metally-punk madness. Watch it now! Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 8 – Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano Talks About “X” Album

Ghost Cult caught up with Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano to discuss the bands’ recent album X, out now on Spinefarm Records. In addition to the new album, Elias shared details with us about lyrical themes, their prolific output as a group, the history of the band, his special relationship with the fans and much more! Catch the band on tour all through 2019.   Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SP’s – “Shift Status”

Los Angeles anarcho Punks SP’s are releasing their new EP tomorrow, Rise/Fall via Baby Robot Records! In a scant few years, the band has made a mark with catchy old-school punk vibes, firey tunes, lyrics steeped in resistance, and a general war against the anti-intelligentsia future we face on all fronts. Their new single is “Shift Status” and Ghost Cult is proud to rep this band and this track today! Continue reading